The Chase viewers have accused Bradley Walsh of going too far with a joke he made about Anne Hegerty.Walsh, who has presented the ITV quiz show since it began in 2009, is known for poking fun at “the chasers”, but the latest quip, which was seemingly aimed at Hegerty’s weight, made viewers feel uncomfortable.
Government fails to distance Dominic Cummings from sex discrimination case. Boris Johnson aide could be personally liable in tribunal case brought by sacked adviser
Now scientists have analysed the source of some bursts - and ruled out some possible sources, including the supermassive black holes at the heart of galaxies like our own Milky Way.
The president of the Association of Directors of Public Health says the government criteria for lifting lockdown have not been met.
Police arrested 23 people after a protest in London over the death of African-American George Floyd.Thousands marched across London on Sunday to demonstrate against his death last Monday in the US city of Minneapolis.A white ex-police officer has been charged with murdering Mr Floyd, 46.Derek Chauvin, 44, who has since been dismissed from the police department, is accused of pressing his knee to Mr Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.In a video of the incident, Mr Floyd can be heard saying, “don’t kill me” and “I can’t breathe”.Read more: Use of force criticised in George Floyd police brutality protestsThe protest in London was organised by the Black Lives Matter movement and started in Trafalgar Square, where people chanted Mr Floyd's name and knelt on the floor en masse, before heading to the US embassy in Battersea.Hundreds of people also took part in protests in Cardiff and Manchester.The Metropolitan Police said 23 people had been arrested as a result of the protest in London.After Battersea, protesters – many wearing masks – crossed the River Thames again, and headed through affluent Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Notting Hill, before gathering at the base of Grenfell Tower, where 72 people died in a fire in 2017.The Metropolitan Police said the arrests varied in suspected offences, from possession of an offensive weapon to assault on police, obstructing a public carriageway and breaches of COVID-19 legislation.In the US, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in another night of protests.Read more: World alarmed by violence in US after George Floyd deathCity and state officials deployed thousands of National Guard soldiers, enacted strict curfews and shut down transport systems to slow protesters' movements, but that did little to stop parts of many cities from again erupting into violence.Protesters in Philadelphia threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police, officials said, while thieves in more than 20 California cities smashed their way into businesses and ran off with as much as they could carry – boxes of trainers, armloads of clothes, and mobile phones, TVs and other electronics.Police fired tear gas and stun grenades into a crowd of more than 1,000 protesters across the street from the White House in Washington DC.It emerged that US president Donald Trump was rushed to a White House bunker by Secret Service agents on Friday during a previous night’s demonstrations. Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker.At least 4,400 people have been arrested over days of protests in the US.
Amanda Holden has revealed her gratitude that 'Britain's Got Talent' boss Simon Cowell has kept her on the show, because it 'pays her mortgage'.
The amended legislation comes into force on Monday and effectively bans sex with someone from a different household.
Childcare has been defined to exclude relatives caring for children in new coronavirus laws following the Dominic Cummings scandal.The prime minister’s chief adviser drove from London to County Durham with his wife and son on 27 March, when lockdown restrictions made it illegal to be outside “without reasonable excuse”.
The Duke of York says his chalet is on the market, which should pay off the remainder.
Could Covid-19 have reached the UK earlier than thought?WHO is urging countries to investigate any suspicious deaths so virus can be better understood * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage
Rishi Sunak is considering national insurance holidays for companies as part of an economic recovery stimulus package in July, The Telegraph has learned. The Chancellor's focus is on measures to stem the expected spike in unemployment and boost economic growth. Tax rises which have been under discussion in the Treasury, including raising income tax and VAT, are likely to be delayed until after growth recovers, sources close to the discussions said on Monday. "This will not be a consolidation Budget – tax rises won't happen until the recovery is in train", one source said. "If you raise taxes while the economy is struggling at one per cent, you could choke off economic growth." Discussions over what an economic stimulus package could look like have been ongoing between the Treasury, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Number 10 for weeks. The focus will be on stemming unemployment, including youth unemployment, sources close to the talks said. Options include tax incentives or direct subsidies for employers who hire new staff, job guarantees for young people and a big focus on skills retraining.
Half of England’s hospital trusts have reported no coronavirus deaths in the past 48 hours, new figures show.
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Coronavirus closes prep school attended by Boris JohnsonAshdown House saw pupil numbers drop as family incomes and overseas interest fell * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage
Brits have been banned from having sex with anyone outside of their own household under new coronavirus lockdown legislation rolled out by the Government.Officials on Monday introduced new measures that ban people in England from socialising indoors with anyone not already in their household bubble.
'He is a destroyer': how the George Floyd protests left Donald Trump exposedAs cities reel under protest and violence, Black Lives Matter leaders say the president has failed his country * George Floyd protests: live coverage * Robert Reich: the Trump presidency is over
Jeremy Corbyn has cast doubt on the impartiality of the watchdog investigating whether Labour was antisemitic under his leadership, ahead of its crucial report.Ministers had underfunded the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) “to take away its independent status and make it part of the government machine”, the former party leader claimed.
On his return to GMB, Piers Morgan has laid into Dominic Cummings saying the government adviser 'single-handedly destroyed' the coronavirus lockdown
The Bank of England is wondering whether to rob you of some of your savings. OK, that’s a bit strong. Nevertheless, in the light of the unprecedented economic contraction now taking place, the Bank is considering whether to turn conventional monetary policy on its head, creating conditions in which people are paid to borrow and punished for saving.In March, the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee cut Bank Rate — the interest rate which effectively determines borrowing costs on the High Street — to a mere 0.1 per cent. Since then, committee members have suggested that negative rates may now be on the cards, even if Andrew Bailey, the Governor, said last week that “it is also important that we consider very carefully the issues that such choices would give rise to”.
New coronavirus laws in England have made it illegal for couples who live in different homes to have sex indoors and stay overnight.The Health Protection Regulations previously banned people leaving home without “reasonable excuse”, but the provision has been replaced by stringent curbs on where people can sleep and gather together.
Donald Trump has slammed state governors as “weak” during a fiery call where he implored them to crack down on protesters taking to the streets in cities across the United States.The president’s harsh words came during a video teleconference on Monday between himself, state governors, law enforcement and national security officials. Cities across America experienced mostly peaceful, but sometimes violent, protests in the last six days following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
London is “definitely” at risk from a second wave of coronavirus infections, one of the country’s top experts in tracking diseases warned today.Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, said there were about 800 new infections a day in the capital and the Government’s Test and Trace initiative would only help with a fraction of the cases.
Sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church have made headlines around the world, including in France. After being handed a six-month suspended sentence for failing to report child sex abuse by a Lyon priest, the city's archbishop, Cardinal Barbarin, was acquitted on appeal in January. He finally resigned in March and the race to succeed him is on. A few days ago, a woman applied symbolically for the position: the theologian Anne Soupa. "The more women access higher office, the fewer abuses within the Church (there will be)," she told FRANCE 24.